April 27, 2015

Students solve complex quadratic equations, including those with a leading coefficient other than 1, by completing the square. Some solutions may be irrational. Students draw conclusions about the properties of irrational numbers, including closure for the irrational number system under various operations

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Algebra

- Grade 9
- Grade 10

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Model with mathematics.

Use appropriate tools strategically.

Attend to precision.

Look for and make use of structure.

Solve quadratic equations by inspection (e.g., for x² = 49), taking square roots, completing the square, the quadratic formula and factoring, as appropriate to the initial form of the equation. Recognize when the quadratic formula gives complex solutions and write them as a ± bi for real numbers a and b.